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View Poll Results: Rate Raise the Dawn.
Outstanding 82 70.69%
Above Average 25 21.55%
Average 3 2.59%
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Old June 28 2012, 03:33 AM   #91
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This was a little moment, but the scene Sisko was chewing out the Defiant XO for insubordination, I could totally hear Avery Brooks working up a good head of steam.
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Old June 28 2012, 04:47 AM   #92
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I think I'm going to refrain from naming specific items here.

But the ending - in such ways as it was an ending - worked. It has the right mixture of finality and ambiguity. Constructively inconclusive, shall we say?
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Old June 28 2012, 05:39 AM   #93
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Holy good god DAMN that was good. Jesus. I've often admired DRG3, but he really outdid himself with this one.

If you've been reading the 24th century stuff since Destiny and you were looking for anything else from this book, I just don't know what to tell you.

That moment with Vaughn and Kira in the wormhole gave me chills. I just sat there saying "wow" out loud a few times.

Knocked. It. Out. The. God. Damn. Park.
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Old June 28 2012, 08:37 AM   #94
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I literally just finished the book and voted "Outstanding." Wow.
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Old June 28 2012, 09:14 AM   #95
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Holy good god DAMN that was good. Jesus. I've often admired DRG3, but he really outdid himself with this one.

If you've been reading the 24th century stuff since Destiny and you were looking for anything else from this book, I just don't know what to tell you.

That moment with Vaughn and Kira in the wormhole gave me chills. I just sat there saying "wow" out loud a few times.

Knocked. It. Out. The. God. Damn. Park.
Boy that didn't suck. Just finished it about 20 minutes ago & gotta say that was pretty damn awesome. I reread the end of Plagues Of Night right before diving into Raise The Dawn & envisioned Majels' voice: 'Last time on Star Trek: Typhon Pact'.

I won't go into specifics since I still haven't learned how to use the damn spoiler thing but I agree with Thrawn about the scene in the wormhole, the fates of both made me bow my head to them. I know they're characters in a book but I think most of us have grown to love them in one way or another.

The scene with Sisko & the Founders was good, found myself saying 'please let's not piss these guys off, again'.

The end was very cool, both Sisko & the last scene. I will admit that I was very pissed over Sisko's portrayal in RBoE, but I take it back because it makes sense now even though I can still hear Joseph Sisko scolding Ben, 'Benjamen Lafayette Sisko, what has gotten into you?'. As for the final scene, I hope that is the start of more stories.

I honestly have no idea what more one could want from these two books except for the Aventine to show up to get the whole band back together, but they weren't needed for this one.

I was sad about what apparently happened to Sela. It's too bad this franchise doesn't have carbonite to put her into cause she would have made a nice room decoration.

I really do enjoy the Typhon Pact storyline, just really has upped the game in the stories, not so much in the Voyager story yet but if there are Andorians in that fleet I can see that happen as we will I think in the next Titan novel. I also like it that even though there were chances in here to start a new war that it didn't happen, though I honestly wonder what is going through the Dominion's heads right now. They can't be happy.

I really don't want to see an all out war between the UFP & the Pact as some here are convinced will happen & I don't think it will. It really isn't in the best interest of either side nor the franchise, besides we already have war in Trek, its called Star Trek Online. I do enjoy this sniping back & forth that has been going on however, its been fun.

But as Praetor Kammenor said to President Bacco (minor spoiler): 'It's a big galaxy, I don't see why we can't share it'. That scene there has me strongly thinking she's gonna either be taken out or damn near. If the novels follow what happened in the Countdown comics (which they could ignore some of it) I think there is a different Praetor by 2387 which isn't far off now.

Did I mention I really liked the book?
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Old June 28 2012, 10:10 AM   #96
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Although I got an email yesterday telling me that I should get this by 3rd July, I went downstairs and on the doormat was a delivery from The Book Depository and I'm about to dive in.
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Old June 28 2012, 12:59 PM   #97
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Finished it last night and I echo everyone here. HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!! What an awesome book. My favorite parts were the interaction between President Bacco and the Praetor, and really any scene with the Praetor. Such a great Character and very well written.
I am Glad to see DS9 being rebuilt. What I don't get is why O'Brien is still just a Chief. You would think that after all the casualties and the need for experienced officers they would have promoted him.
Another thing I don't Understand is why this book and Plagues of Night labeled TNG. Seems they should be DS9. AS TNG, i wanted to see more with the Enterprise Crew.

I gave this an excellent rating for its character development and story line. great setup for future DS9 books. I got into the DS9 relaunch late but if we have a relaunch-relaunch, I will be reading. I was never a Ro fan but I REALLY love her as a Captain and seeing some of the DS9 crew return is excellent.
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Old June 28 2012, 01:11 PM   #98
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This makes me wonder, does Sisko stay the Captain of the Robinson or does he become an admiral stationed at DS9 or is the Robinson stationed in the Bajorian sector for extra security? It was great to have so many familiar faces come back to DS9, I am just hoping Sisko will be one of them to stick around.
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Old June 28 2012, 03:55 PM   #99
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A couple things I don't get



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Old June 28 2012, 04:00 PM   #100
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Also

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There are very few ships with slipstream at the moment, so it would no be worth it to send a ship to the GammaQ right now just to get him home; especially with the TP breathing down their throats
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Old June 28 2012, 05:10 PM   #101
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There are very few ships with slipstream at the moment, so it would no be worth it to send a ship to the GammaQ right now just to get him home; especially with the TP breathing down their throats
Since the Federation is so adamant that slipstream is for exploration, and they have half their capable ships in the Delta Quadrant, I'm not sure that flies.

Besides, as I pointed out, it wouldn't be just to get him home.
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Old June 28 2012, 05:21 PM   #102
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Guess they might, we'll have to see what happens
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Old June 28 2012, 05:36 PM   #103
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Crying big manly tears here.

In all seriousness, in Twilight, the description of Vaughn at the Vahni Vahtupali memorial service when he sees them start to change colors and then realizes that they were singing was one of the first TrekLit moments that ever really hit me square in the chest. Seeing them again in PoN and briefly referenced in RtD had much the same effect.

The other two moments that really caught me were


And as for the ending...
Except I do not believe that she is dead. If I recall, in Soul Key, she also took a wormhole walk without a suit...

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Wormhole walks are the best. I think that we will see her again!
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Old June 28 2012, 06:33 PM   #105
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Whether we do or don't, it's okay. If that really is the end of her story, it was a good way to end.
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